Computer Science

Breaking the Silicon Ceiling
SEAS

Students Promote Computer Science Professor for Harvard Presidency

Some students are launching an online campaign in an unconventional effort to promote Computer Science professor Margo I. Seltzer ’83 as a possible candidate for Harvard's presidency.

Professor James H. Waldo
Computer Science

Professor James H. Waldo

Computer science professor James “Jim” H. Waldo teaches the popular course, Computer Science 105: Privacy and Technology.

SEAS

Harvard Kicks Off Data Science Initiative With Seminar

Harvard marked the official launch of a new Data Science Initiative Monday afternoon, kicking off a multi-year plan aimed at bringing the University to the forefront of the field.

Pset Partner Night
Student Groups

Pset Partner Night

Harvard Women in Computer Science hosted a problem set partner night to help student taking computer science classes find partners for their assignments.

College

Some Accused of Cheating in CS50 Sought Legal Counsel

One lawyer said Harvard is unlikely to face lawsuits from students accused of cheating in CS50 because the cases are “awfully hard” to prosecute.

SEAS Fair
Student Life

Engineering Harvard

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences may be creating an entirely new kind of Harvard student—one more focused on problem sets than parties and extracurriculars.

Harry Lewis
College Administration

Harry's Harvard

Former Dean of the College Harry R. Lewis '68 calls himself a “Harvard lifer”—a breed he fears is dying out.

Harvard Logs In
Computer Science

Harvard, Connected: The Houses Got Internet

The relative obscurity of Harvard’s “high speed data network” in 1992 caused some students to disregard its significance at first.

Harry Lewis
Computer Science

Harry Lewis

Harry Lewis
Computer Science

Harry Lewis

Harry Lewis
Computer Science

Harry Lewis

CS50 Fair
College

In Yale's CS50, Cheating Cases Rare

Only five Yale students faced academic dishonesty charges involving computer code for any course in fall 2016.

CS50
Computer Science

As CS50 Expanded, Course Materials Became More Publicly Available

Some CS50 staffers said the course’s recent expansion and online availability of answer keys likely contributed to high levels of academic dishonesty.

Binary Lights
College

Under CS50 Policy, Accused Students Likely Left in Dark

Because of the way CS50 reviews cases of academic dishonesty, students likely did not learn of cheating allegations against them until months after they potentially violated course policy.

Annie Jump Cannon
Endpaper

Eyes to the Sky: Annie Jump Cannon and the Harvard Observatory

While Cannon’s system of classification was respected by and essential to the astronomical community, it was dubbed the “Harvard System,” erasing Cannon’s name from its history.